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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Influence of Electrical Field Interation on Speech Recognition Performance of Cochlear Implant Users: Adults With Prelingual Deafness

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Goutam Goyal, M. E., Dr. K. K. Dhawan, Dr. S. S. Tiwari





Abstract:- To examine the hypothesis that the newer generations of cochlear implants could provide considerable speech understanding to late-implanted, prelingually deaf adult patients. Cochlear implant (CI) user's performance degrades significantly in noisy environments, especially in non-steady noisy conditions.Unlike normal hearing listeners. CI users generally perform better when listening to speech in steady-state noise than in fluctuating maskers, and the reasons for that are unclear. In this article, we propose a new hypothesis for the observed absence of release from masking by CI users. A new strategy is also developed and integrated into existing CI systems to improve speech recognition in noise for CI users.



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